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Edward J. Delaney

Edward J. Delaney is a journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of three books of fiction: The Drowning and Other Stories and the novels Warp & Weft and Broken Irish

His short fiction has appeared regularly in The Atlantic Monthly and other publications, and his nonfiction work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Normal School and elsewhere. As a journalist, he wrote for The Denver Post, Chicago Tribune Magazine, The National, among other publications. In 2009, he co-authored the book Born To Play by Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, the 2008 American League Most Valuable Player and 2007 Rookie of the Year.

Delaney has been a recipient of a PEN/Winship Award and was a 2008 NEA Literary Fellow. His work has been in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards.

Delaney has directed three documentary films, including The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus, and Library of The Early Mind on the subject of children’s literature. His short documentary about the art of advertising, Dad Is An Idiot, premieres in 2012.

Delaney writes weekly on documentary film for PBS.org and has been Assistant Editor for The Nieman Journalism Lab at The Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. He has been a professor at Roger Williams University since 1990. He lives in Bristol, R.I.

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